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Malaspina

(măləspē`nə), glacier, c.1,500 sq mi (3,890 sq km), SE Alaska, between Yakutat Bay and Icy Bay and flowing into the Gulf of Alaska. The glacier was named for Alejandro MalaspinaMalaspina, Alejandro or Alessandro
, 1754–1810, Italian-Spanish naval officer and explorer, b. Mulazzo, Italy. From a minor N Italian noble family, he entered the Spanish navy in 1774.
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, the Italian navigator who explored this region for Spain in 1791.

Malaspina

 

a piedmont glacier on the southern coast of Alaska, between Yakutat Bay and Icy Bay. Area, 2,200 sq km. The glacier is formed by several glacial streams descending from the St. Elias Mountains; it is fed by the Seward glacial basin, which is located at an elevation of 1,500-2,000 m. Since the 1930’s the glacier has been shrinking, receding from the ocean shore and leaving a bank of terminal moraine, which is gradually being grown over by coniferous forest.

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Dolores Malaspina, a professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center who was not involved in the study, disagrees.
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Lang, a retired history professor, and Walker, a retired physician and map collector, collect primary sources like journal entries, book excerpts, maps, and drawings related to explorers of the maritime Pacific Northwest: Sebastian Vizcaino, Vitus Bering, Aleksei Chirikov, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra, Bruno de Hezeta, James Cook, Jean-Francois de Galaup, Alejandro Malaspina, George Vancouver, Robert Gray, Dionisio Alcala Galiano, and others, such as fur traders.
Emilia Sarogni racconta, con la precisione dello storico e il ritmo del romanziere, la vita appassionante di Alessandro Malaspina, navigatore illuminista spinto ai confini della terra da ideali di liberta e progresso.
3 vessels rotate through the terminal during the year such as the 418' M/V Columbia, and the 408' M/V s Malaspina and Matanuska.
Spain sponsored a five-year scientific expedition led by Alessandro Malaspina.
Se debe reconocer que las noticias sobre una enorme isla de basura plastica en el oceano Pacifico, entre Hawaii y el continente americano eran exageradas, pues no existe un basurero flotante, segun el resultado de recientes investigaciones, en b especial la de cientificos espanoles de la Expedicion Malaspina 2010, pero esas no son del todo buenas noticias.
Fabrizio Crippa, Giovanni Villa, Sergio Pirovano, Massimo Pollastri, Stefano Cornini, Luigi Aldeghi, Fabio Villa, Paolo Scotti, Massimiliano Severi, Ivan Malaspina, Fabio Frigerio and Donato Maggi used Xpedition Enterprise to seal the victory, Mentor said.
In 1792, a fiveyear global scientific exploration from Spain known as the Malaspina Expedition after Commander Alessandro Malaspina, was able to accurately chart the location and size of Scarborough.
Despite storms flooding their tent, high winds pelting them with sea spray and a continuous stream of dirty nappies, Erin McKittrick has nothing but good memories of crossing Alaska's Malaspina Glacier with her husband and two small children
Alejandro Malaspina, whose ships sent 16,000 plant specimens to Spain, ended up in prison.
The results, published in Nature Communications journal, are based on the acoustic observations conducted during the circumnavigation of the Malaspina Expedition.